The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 42 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.94% - 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £329 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.28% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+258.29% -67.06%
System Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
371 484 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.78% 77.94% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 298 208
Median daily rate £320 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 48 47
Median hourly rate £32.40 £32.65 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 5 £380 -
Chelmsford - 1 £400 -
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Data Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) MS Office
3 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
5 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
5 4 (30.77%) CCNA
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) NHS
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) CCA
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Coaching
6 3 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 2 (15.38%) Mentoring

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Data Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Logistics
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNA
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCA
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) MCP
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) MKS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle